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Karson Kuhlman is flying west with the Bruins

NHL: Preseason-Washington Capitals at Boston Bruins
That’s NOT cool, man! (Karson Kuhlman- welcome to the show!)
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The Bruins take wing to meet the Ducks at 10:00PM Eastern (yawn) Friday night on NESN.

  • On the road again- the Bruins are actually looking to be in good shape, well, except for that David Pastrnak issue. Boston Herald
  • Fresh from Providence, who is this former captain of Minnesota-Duluth? Meet Karson Kuhlman. Boston Sports Journal
  • What is it about the call-up that begs further questions? 985 The Sports Hub
  • Does the injury to David Pastrnak change the Bruins’ approach to trade deadline? My NHL Trade Rumors
  • In trade talk- Matt Kalman will go to the mat advocating for the acquisition of Mark Stone, despite the price and the merits of other potential trade targets. WEEI
  • Just in time for Valentines day, the Ice Dogs send greetings. @OHLIceDogs
  • Marc Savard tutored Steve Dangle in this commercial spot- chirps ensued. (Video, 1:00) Streamable, via Reddit
  • Celebrate Black History Month by revisiting the career of Jarome Iginla. Sportsnet

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Ducks goaltender Kevin Boyle had reason to celebrate, as his beleaguered team shut out the Canucks to end their 7 game dive in his NHL debut (and his new coach’s first win) last night. Orange County Register
  • Finland has been pipelining in a prodigious number of players into the NHL, and not just those vaunted goaltenders. New York Times
  • 31 Thoughts notes that former Bruin Blake Wheeler is uniquely positioned to set a new NHL record. Interestingly, three of the four nearest record competitors are also former Bruins. Sportsnet
  • What do you do when the Boston Beanpot Charity Challenge is over? (Video, 0:40) @TravisRoyFoundation
  • From a virtual pulpit located in an actual church building, Sean Forman delivers sports fancystats, including Hockey-Reference. New York Times
  • “The freaky, fluky, or simply weird” shots challenge NHL goalies every day. Sometimes goalies just have to shake it off. Sports Illustrated
  • Here’s a twist on Valentine’s Day- when did these Blackhawks recall first falling in love with the game of hockey? Chicago Tribune